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Weight loss support for nurses: apps and healthy food options

Resources designed to support healthcare workers’ well-being that can help you lose weight while you sleep and change how you think about food

Resources designed to support healthcare workers’ well-being that can help you lose weight while you sleep and change how you think about food

  • Obesity increases the risk of musculoskeletal and mental health conditions, the main causes of sickness absence in the health service
  • Long shifts and poor access to healthy food at work, as well as gifts of biscuits and chocolates from patients and families, make it difficult for nurses to maintain a health weight
  • Support available includes the Slimpod online coaching system and the Nursing You app, but improved hospital canteen options also play a part

Long shifts, poor access to healthy food at work, and the constant temptation of chocolates

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